Thursday, 10 December 2015

ISO Framework

ISO stands for International Organization for Standardisation. The Switzerland-based organisation provides standards for safety and efficiency. There is a set of some 20,500 standards laid by ISO which are meant for products and services. The organisation which was set up in 1947 laid standards for facilitating international trade. However, ISO does not provide any certification to any company or body but does not stop other companies to certify businesses with ISO certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001.
There are companies which provide ISO implementation support. Boundless provides support in the implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001.Now, what are these standards?
ISO 9001
ISO 9000 is a set of quality management system standards that ensure that organisations meet the requirements of its customers and other stakeholders together with meeting regulatory requirements associated with a product.
ISO 9001 is a standard that lists certain requirements that organisations willing to meet ISO 9000 standard must fulfil.
ISO itself does not provide ISO 9001 certification but there are several other organisations that provide ISO 9001 certifications.
Now that companies with ISO 9001:2008 certifications need to be upgraded with the latest ISO 9001:2015 certification, there is a set of instructions that these units need to follow. However, there may be some problems that companies may face while transitioning from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 which national standards bodies need to communicate to the users of the standard. Boundless being an ISO 9001 auditor is also aware of the clarifications introduced in ISO 9001:2015 and its implications. Below is a suggested outline to benefit from ISO 9001:2015 changes.

ISO 14001
ISO 14001 is a set of standards that lists how effective an organisation is in minimising its negative effect on the environment. The standard lists a business how to reduce the negative effect of it and how to comply with the environment-related compliances. The standard relates to the process of product creation rather than the product.
ISO 27001
ISO 27001 is an information security standard and is officially called Information technology- security techniques-Information security management systems-Requirements. The standard lays a specification for an information security management system.

Companies with ISO 27001:2005 has upgraded  to ISO 27001:2013 standard recently.
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